Kerry Dunn's Portrait Painting Workshop


About the Instructor: Kerry Dunn is part of a movement of 'new masters' that has sought to reclaim the methodologies of the old masters, almost completely lost during the 20th century. This movement is in large part due to the atelier system, small studio schools each lead by a master painter, that have been on the rise since the mid 90's around the world. Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, is one of these such schools, where Kerry studied between 2003 - 2008 with renowned portrait painter Nelson Shanks. Kerry now teaches at the school. Kerry's work is firmly rooted in the academic traditions of painting from life as practiced by the old masters. Kerry feels most drawn to the art of portrait painting; where characters are cast upon a stage and narrative is inevitable; and the ever-elusive challenge of creating a master work. About the Workshop: A three-day portrait workshop. In this workshop, students will work from a photo (a selection will be provided by instructor, or you can bring your own) to create a unique work of art. The photo must be a portrait and must be black and white. This workshop will guide students on how to get the drawing ‘right’ and then to work over top with your own personal color choices to create a creative portrait that also maintains a good ‘likeness’. The end result will be in full color. The instructor will work in oils; yet students may work in oils, acrylic, pastel or other materials also being welcomed. Each morning the instructor will demonstrate in order to lead the students with what they will work on that day. This workshop will be both fun and instructive.

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